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'Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains' winner named

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Sandra Diaz-Twine has been crowned the winner of Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains.

The 34-year-old from Norwalk, CT, scooped the title of ‘Sole Survivor’ and the $1 million prize in tonight’s live season finale of the CBS competition.

Diaz-Twine - who was a member of the Villains Tribe - previously won Survivor: Pearl Islands, making her the first two-time Survivor winner.

She triumphed over second-placed Parvati Shallow and third-placed Russell Hantz. Jerri Manthey finished in fourth place, while Colby Donaldson rounded out the top five.

Tonight's first Immunity Challenge saw the contestants balancing ceramic dishes on the end of a wobbly balancing arm. Sandra was first to drop her dishes, followed by Jerri, Russell and Colby, meaning that Parvati won her second Immunity Challenge in a row.

Back at the camp, Colby said that he was "proud to be the last Hero standing" and that he wouldn't be begging for votes, however he then told the camera that he "never quit" at anything and suggested to Russell that he might be a help to him. Russell decided to make his decision at Tribal Council based on what was best for him.

At the first Tribal Council, Colby said that nobody wanted to sit next to Parvati in the final, they would prefer to sit next to Sandra. In the end, Sandra received one vote and Colby received three votes meaning that he was voted out of the Tribe and became the eighth member of the Jury.

Parvati later admitted that it was an "eye opener" when Colby said it would be easier to get rid of her, while Russell and Jerri said that they had to win the next Immunity Challenge so that they both get a shot at the prize.

The final four then received a map leading them to a ceremonial beach where they paid tribute to the eliminated contestants before taking on the last Immunity Challenge which involved collecting necklaces while blindfolded in a maze. After a close race to the finish line, Russell managed to win over Jerri and Parvati.

Russell later said that he wanted to keep Sandra, figuring that she would only receive one Jury vote and win him the prize, leading Jerri to refer to herself, Russell and Sandra as "the final three". However, Russell also told Parvati that he would rather put Jerri on the Jury than Sandra to get her vote.

At the second Tribal Council, Jerri called Parvati a "huge threat" because she "has been kicking butt" and has friends in the jury, while Parvati said that she has been protecting Russell - and vice versa - since day one, which he disagreed with. Parvati received one vote. while Jerri received two making her the next eliminee and ninth member of the jury.

The final Tribal Council saw the return of the Jury: Coach, Courtney, JT, Amanda, Danielle, Candice, Rupert, Colby and Jerri.

Sandra opened the voting by saying that she had tried to get rid of Russell on three separate occasions and had worked alone. Russell said that he "played the game" and apologised if he offended anyone, while Parvati said that she played the ultimate strategic, social and ethical game.

The Jury votes were then cast and counted, with Jeff revealing the results during tonight's live segment from New York City. The first vote was Parvati, followed by Sandra, Parvati, Sandra, Parvati, Sandra, Sandra and Sandra meaning that Sandra was crowned the winner.

Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains airs on CBS

> Click here to read our interview with Sandra
> Click here to read our interview with Colby
> Click here to read our interview with Jerri
> Click here to read our interview with Russell
> Click here to read our interview with Parvati

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